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Adaptive Robotics

Start moment(s)
20 weeks
  • About the minor
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In the tech industry more and more robots are used. In many situations, robots and humans have to cooperate in a dynamic environment. In the last few years, many technological advancements have been made and a lot of opportunities for creative, technological solutions exist in the field of adaptive robotics. Curious and innovative engineers from various disciplines can make a difference in this world where a lot is still to be discovered. The minor adaptive robotics wants to be an incubator for students in the broad field of robotics, in which they cooperate with the industry and use their talents and energy to deal with future challenges. Students gain expertise in 6 adaptive robotic-related fields within the minor Adaptive Robotics. These fields are Principles of Robotics (robotic algorithms and mathematics), Vision and perception, ROS (Robot Operating System), Robot Safety, Model Based System Engineering, and Hardware Abstraction. The minor requires the student to have a technology education as background (Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, or Information Technology) or that the student can show to have the necessary technological background. This minor requires an open mind and a proactive attitude. Do you have what it takes?

The Adaptive Robotics minor is a project-based minor, in which the student will work together in a group.

The minor is divided into four phases. In the first phase, after a rapid introduction to the SCRUM methodology, you start a two-week mechanical-oriented project. In the second phase, through several workshops and a new project in the field of robotics, you discover the expertise that you would like to develop further during the course of this minor. In the third phase you get the chance to, in a multidisciplinary team project, excel in your talents and your technical skills under the close supervision of your coaches/teachers. In the final phase, you wrap-up your main project and you achieve your final learning goals.

Practical information

This minor starts in February. The lessons take place in Eindhoven and students are expected to work on their projects at Fontys Eindhoven and be present full-time. Education is offered through workshops and personal coaching and the SCRUM method is applied in the projects.

This minor is suitable for students with a technical education such as Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electronics, ICT or Automotive or if you can demonstrate that you have the necessary prior knowledge. This minor expects you to have a proactive attitude and to be open to talent development. This minor is not recommended if you have not yet completed a company internship during your training.


- Application period opens on 1 July 2023

- Application period closes on 15 December 2023


- Application period opens on 1 February 2024

- Application period closes on 1 July 2024

Please note!

The application deadline for the minor abroad differs. Some minors have a numerus fixus or fill up quickly. So always check the page of the minor of your choice.

To attend in the minor, the student must have:
  • Passed the propaedeutic phase or;
  • permission form the examination board of his/her programme.

Have you already thought about your choice of minor? Do you want to immerse yourself in your profession, or do something completely different? Your choice of your minor can be quite difficult. The most important thing is that you choose something that really suits you. This way you can distinguish yourself from others and make your studies even more personal. But how do you choose? And what can you choose? 

(Online) minor orientation week
To help you with your choice, we organise an (online) minor orientation week in November. During these orientation sessions, you will learn more about the content of the minors and you can ask any question you may have. Registration is open!

More information?

Would you like more information or do you have questions? Please contact the minor Adaptive Robotics through minorar@fontys.nl.